What golfing can do for your bone health

What golfing can do for your bone health

ROSEMONT, Ill.— Golfing is a fun and competitive sport for people of all athletic abilities to enjoy. Whether you do it recreationally or competitively, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM) want golfers to stay injury free and take advantage of the health benefits of the sport.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 131,000 people were treated in emergency departments and doctors’ offices for golfing-related injuries in 2015.

EXPERT ADVICE
“Proper stretching and technique are key to reaping the health benefits of golfing and decreasing your risk for injuries,” said AAOS spokesperson Thomas Ward (Quin) Throckmorton, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon, specializing in shoulder and elbow surgery. “If done correctly, golfing can tone muscles, maintain bone health and build the endurance needed for daily activities.”

The AAOS and AOSSM suggest the following safety tips to help prevent golfing-related injuries and improve bone health:
  For more information on golf injuries and prevention tips, visit OrthoInfo.org or StopSportsInjuries.org.
 
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More Information about the AAOS

With more than 39,000 members, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is the world’s largest medical association of musculoskeletal specialists. The AAOS provides educational programs for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals, champions and advances the highest quality musculoskeletal care for patients, and is the authoritative source of information on bone and joint conditions, treatments and related issues. 

Visit AAOS, at:
Newsroom.aaos.org for bone and joint health news, stats, facts, images and interview requests.
ANationinMotion.org for inspirational patient stories, and orthopaedic surgeon tips on maintaining bone and joint health, avoiding injuries, treating musculoskeletal conditions and navigating recovery.
Orthoinfo.org for patient information on hundreds of orthopaedic diseases and conditions.
 

Contact(s):
Kayee Ip
phone: 847-384-4035
email: ip@aaos.org

Kelly King Johnson
phone: 847-384-4033
email: king@aaos.org